You don’t have to break the bank to have flavorful, healthy, seasonal meals that are 100% plant-based! These recipes from the Food Monster App are some of our favorite budget-friendly meals you can make for your family this summer!

1.  Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower 

Just serve this Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower over rice for a meal that is cheaper and healthier than takeout! This is one of those recipes you can keep on hand, in the back of your mind.


2. Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes

Make these Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes in bulk and freeze for the ultimate money-saving tactic! Go about your day and look forward to the scrumptious sloppy joes you’ll enjoy later!

3. Creamy Lentil Bolognese and Potato Bake Lentil Bolognese and Potato Bake 2

Lentils and potatoes are some of the cheapest and healthiest kitchen staples you can find! SO, why not combine them in this Creamy Lentil Bolognese and Potato Bake!  Simply cook the lentil bolognese, slice the potatoes and eggplant, and layer them all on top of each other with plenty of sun-dried tomato paste, herbs, and spices.

4. Fresh Summer Corn Chowder Vegan FResh Summer Corn Chowder

Share all the flavors of summer on a budget with this Fresh Summer Corn Chowder! Instead of relying on cashew or another thickener to imitate cream, this vegan chowder uses the starchiness of the corn itself.

5. Pan-Roasted Herbed Potatoes Fast Roasted Potatoes

These Pan-Roasted Herbed Potatoes are savory, fragrant, and so delicious! The thinly sliced golden potatoes are tossed with a bit of salt, thyme, and rosemary. They are then fried to perfection, making them the perfect addition to any plate.


6. Spicy Tomato Tuna Sushi Spicy Tomato Tuna Sushi b

Want the luxury of sushi on a budget? Make it at home with this Spicy Tomato Tuna Sushi recipe! Roma tomatoes are boiled and perfectly seasoned with umami and spicy flavors and rolled up with sushi rice, avocado, and nori — no bamboo mat necessary.

7. Penne in Creamy Carrot SaucePenne in Carrot Sauce

Making cashew cheese can be expensive (although worth it if it’s in your budget). Try this Penne in Creamy Carrot Sauce for a lighter, more affordable take on vegan mac and cheese!

8. Broccoli and Portobello ‘Beef’Broccoli and Portobello Beef

Serve this Broccoli and Portobello ‘Beef’ over rice for a meaty dish that is way cheaper than taking out! Portobello mushroom caps are sliced into strips and marinated in an umami sauce that gives them a savory flavor and then sautéed until they’re tender and meaty.

9. Hearty Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Instant Pot Soup 

This Hearty Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Instant Pot Soup is about to become a new family favorite! Let this soup sit for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend. Refrigerate until later or reheat to serve.


10. High Protein Chickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Garlic Tahini SauceChickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 2

These High Protein Chickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Garlic Tahini Sauce prove that eating n a budget doesn’t mean you have to cut down on flavor!  In addition to being tasty, they’re super protein and nutrient-dense. And the best part? All of the cooking is done in the oven.

Hungry for more? Check out 10 Amazing Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes From May 2018! by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!


Lead image source:  Fresh Summer Corn Chowder